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John Antonio Saporito, 90, of Fairmont, passed away Monday (April 17, 2017) at Tygart Center in Fairmont.
He was born at Farmington, on April 27, 1926, a son of the late Andrea Saporito and Josephine (LaMalfa) Saporito.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mildreth Ruth Saporito, in January 2017. The couple was married on Nov. 5, 1949.
John served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a life member of the VFW Post 7048. He worked for Consolidation Coal Co. for 43 years of service at Consol No. 9, Loveridge, Robinson Run and retiring from Oakdale in 1981. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
He was a member of the H&H Chapel, Meadowdale United Methodist Church. He belonged to the West Virginia Travelers Club, the Sugar Grove Hunting Club and the Appalachian Rangers Muzzleloaders. He was a hunter, fisherman, wood worker and gardener.
John was a friend to everyone, always helping and giving to others. He loved most his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Terry W. Saporito and his wife Jill of Fairmont; a daughter-in law, Doris Saporito also of Fairmont; his grandchildren and their spouses, John R. and Lauren Saporito, Tricia and Harold Boyles, Karen Saporito and Sarah Saporito; his great-grandchildren, Madison Kenny, Kaylee Kenny, Zoe Boyles, Courtney Saporito and Justin Hardesty; and two great great grandchildren, Cannon and Addie.
Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Dave Shreve of Fairmont; a sister-in-law, Carmella Saporito of Fairmont; and brother-in-law, Orven "Sonny" Powell and his wife Pam of Ohio.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Saporito, and brothers and sisters, Joseph "Peppy" Saporito, Christina Henderson, Nancy Bland, Sonta Mercer, Frank Saporito, Sam Saporito and Rose Shreve.
Friends and family will be received from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard.
Online condolences www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on April 20, 2017
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